Group Wants Court To Ban Gbajabiamila From Speakership, Says He ‘Is Unfit Morally’

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A group, the Registered Trustees of Social Justice and Civil Rights Awareness has on Monday, filed a suit against Femi Gbajabiamila, claiming he “is not morally fit” to lead the House of Representatives as its Speaker.

According to the group, Femi Gbajabiamila was “convicted in the state of Georgia for unethical practices and was debarred as a lawyer for 36 months” and therefore has no moral rights to hold the post of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Supporting the claims in an affidavit, the plantiff, Alojie Nmerengira, told the court that its investigations revealed that Gbajabiamila was convicted by the Supreme Court of Georgia in 2007, even as it attached a copy of the order of the court as ‘Exhibit A’.

According to Nmerengira, “That I am the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the plaintiff organization by virtue of which I am very conversant with the facts deposed herein.

“That the 1st defendant is a member of the House of Representatives who nurses the ambition of becoming the Speaker of the House in the next Assembly. That the 2nd defendant is the constitution body created to carry ‎out legislative functions for the good governance and advancement of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he concluded.

The suit will be presided over by Justice Abdul Kafarati.



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